Category Archives: Statistics Canada

OAS Benefit – Are pensioners better off with indexation or tax reduction?

The most recent quarterly revision of OAS and GIS benefits means that pensioners will receive an increase of 0.3 percent per month this quarter. According to the HRSDC publication Just the Facts – Pensions, Benefits and Seniors: Old Age Security benefits, … Continue reading

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Assisted Living for the Elderly

For many of us, if we live long enough, there comes a time when we need some kind of ‘assisted living’ accommodation and care. While there are a variety of services available for seniors, there are many people who do … Continue reading

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PENSION INDEXATION – is the current method adequate?

By Goudu Kassa, Guest Contributor “A Dollar Today is Worth More Than a Dollar Tomorrow”… how many times have we heard this expression? From the perspective of today’s pensioners this expression has taken on a greater sense of urgency. Pensioners … Continue reading

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